2018 Ambulatory Surgery Center Provider Survey

Technology Drives ASC Expansion

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Advances in operating room technology and equipment are enabling ambulatory surgery centers to increase the types of surgeries they offer. ASC decision makers look for medical products that deliver results, with improving outcomes cited as the most important factor in their organization's supply chain strategy. This report describes how ASCs make medical product decisions, and what new services they plan to offer in the future. (Published: 2018)

Key findings:
  • A majority of ambulatory surgery centers expect surgical volumes to increase this year, and many plan to expand their facilities and increase the range of surgeries their organization offers
  • ASCs lean heavily on distributors to help them manage their supply chain – 88% purchase most or all medical-surgical products through distribution